Shikha Khanna Launches her First book celebrating Motherhood ‘100 Self Portrait, 100 Dreams’

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Pune, 14th November 2022: Shikha Khanna, India’s first baby photographer has conceptualised MUM (Mothers United Moment) – a forum developed to uplift the spirit of motherhood. As a part of the moment, Shikha is launching her first-ever coffee table book titled 100 Self Portrait, 100 Dreams.


The book showcases 100 inspiring stories of mothers from different corners of the world. On this occasion, MUM also launched the MUM Empowerment Foundation. The foundation will work toward starting a series of CSR initiatives that will focus on the physical and mental well-being of mothers from all walks of life, including those who belong to socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds.


MUM has already received love and gratitude from Prime Minister, Narendra Modi who has written a letter appreciating and encouraging the moment that supports women’s empowerment. MUM concluded its first-ever event curated for mothers in Pune at Oxford Golf Resort, from November 11 to 13, 2022. The three-day event was replete with activities such as an Art of Living session and sound healing, an essential oil workshop, and a run for MUM marathon that was flagged off by Sucheta Pal, Zumba Ambassador of India. The event concluded with the launch of the book 100 Self Portrait, 100 Dreams. The book was launched by Neeta Lad, philanthropist, social worker and founder of Antyodaya Pratishthan.



Speaking at the launch of the book, Shikha Khanna said, “When I started this journey, I did not expect to garner so much love and appreciation from across the globe. Everywhere I go, I carry with me the inspiration from these 100 mothers from every nook and corner of the world and I am sure this will help me progress in my journey of impacting and empowering as many lives as possible.”


Neeta Lad added, “MUM is a fantastic forum conceptualized by Shikha and I am honored that I got the opportunity to be part of this book launch and the first ever MUM event. I congratulate Shikha on her efforts that have beautifully translated into this book and the foundation. I am confident that she will steadfastly continue on her journey to empower and inspire more people through her work.”


MUM is a forum conceptualized to empower mothers. The purpose of this project is to bring awareness and make an impact by using photography and different forms of art that can help mothers share empowering stories with the next generation. Pune was only the beginning, Shikha plans to take the event to various cities across the globe, to impact as many lives as possible through workshops, books and community building.